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Hotel Alte Werft Papenburg
Where history lives
Hotel Alte Werft Papenburg
Where history lives
Hotel Alte Werft Papenburg
Where history lives
Where history lives
Welcome to Hotel Alte Werft in Papenburg
In 1995, the Hotel Alte Werft opened on the former site of the machine shops of the Meyer Werft shipyards in Papenburg in the Emsland, where the company had produced compressors from 1870 until they moved in 1975. Where for over 30 years the smells of oil and grease pervaded, today wafts the aroma of coffee. Where once men sweated in helmets and work boots, now hotel guests help themselves to breakfast at the buffet. The travelling crane with its enormous hook now rests quietly below the glass roof, sporting its trendy peppermint colours. Models of Meyer ships decorate the walls. Mighty punch presses and drilling machines dominate the foyer and the Schnürboden Restaurant. These relics of the industrial era provide the hotel with its unmistakable character. An alluring blend of past and modern styles awaits you.
Our History
Hotel Alte Werft
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Our service
More than just a hotel
Restaurant
Enjoy our tasty specialties from our kitchen.
You can let yourself be spoiled with tasty specialties from our kitchen now, here at the place that was once called the Schnürboden. Every new ship at the Meyer Werft had its beginnings here. Each individual part of a planned ship had to be outlined here in its original size. Originally these were measured and drawn with strings (“Schnüren”) and hence the name „Schnürboden“ (“string floors”).

The restaurant Graf Goetzen, that got its name from a passenger-steamship which was manufactured in Papenburg, is our separate area in the Restaurant Schnürboden. Our restaurants have interesting storys to tell. Indulge in some of the culinary creations from our kitchen team.
Meetings &  Events
You will find a fitting premise for every meeting and event.
See here a virtual walk by our hotel incl. the conference rooms.

We have prepared a variety of flat rates for your meeting, seminar or other event, as circumstances require. Customized changes and additions can be made at any time.

Celebrate the most beautiful day of your life with close friends and family or do it big in the former Meyer Werft buildings. 
Beer Garden
A popular place to enjoy in the summer
Our cosy Beer Garden - with a direct entrance to our restaurant Schnürboden - is a popular place to spend time in and rest in the summertime.

With an ideal location on Papenburg’s pedestrian area, close to the Papenburg marina, the beer garden is the perfect place to relax for cyclists or pedestrians.
Papenburg
Welcome to the city of pioneers
Whether living history, fascinating nature or state-of-the-art technology. The city of Papenburg with its many canals has much to offer. Discover the oldest and longest Fehn colony in Germany.